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Re: fdisk/kernel oddity

To: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@chem.unr.edu>
Subject: Re: fdisk/kernel oddity
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 14:19:08 +0200
Cc: Guido Guenther <guido.guenther@gmx.net>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001025101453.A11789@chem.unr.edu>; from wesolows@chem.unr.edu on Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 10:14:53AM -0700
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On Wed, Oct 25, 2000 at 10:14:53AM -0700, Keith M Wesolowski wrote:
> 
> I rather suspect that this is the same problem that causes the request
> for the out-of-bounds block in the first place: kernel memory
> corruption. Unfortunately I have few ideas as to what the specific
> problem is. I would start bug-hunting in the sgi disklabel kernel
> parts. Make sure that it's compatible with what fdisk is doing.
> 

I agree here - This also would fit to the "Illegal Instruction" thing
he sees afterwards - It seems to be time to debug the kernel SGI Disklabel
support :)

Most interestingly i am running on an Indigo2 with 7 Disks attached 
and they all have SGI Disklabels - And i have no problems (Although
6 of the 7 have the exatly same geometrie)

Flo
-- 
Florian Lohoff          flo@rfc822.org                  +49-5201-669912
      "Write only memory - Oops. Time for my medication again ..."


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